How can we Improve Packback Questions?

Packback's product team wants to hear your suggestions about how we can make Packback Questions more useful, friendly, and curiosity-inspiring!

Here's what each of the statuses below mean:

Under Consideration: We are aware of this suggestion and agree that it could be valuable, but are still gathering data.
Planned: This suggestion is in our product backlog and is planned for release in the next 3-6 months.
Not Planned: Based on our product purpose and current team resources, we do not expect this suggestion to be worked on in the next 6 months.
Done: This improvement is now live in Packback Questions!

Please note: This list does not reflect Packback's full roadmap; the list below is limited to improvements and iteration on existing features in the Packback Questions platform. Large-scale features are not included here.

Allow instructors to easily see which posts they have already read

Suggested by: Barbara (01 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

View the entirety of each student's threads (question and replies) on one scrollable page.

Suggested by: Kim Hammett (14 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Navigation while viewing a post

Suggested by: Ryan Baxter (19 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 28 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow photo upload for profiles, in addition to avatars

Suggested by: Fernanda Duarte (09 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Show student small group in their profile

Suggested by: Anne Olson (22 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 24 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Create penality for students who plagiarize multiple times in 1 term

Suggested by: Anne Olson (26 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 05 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "response to professor's question" option in the gradebook

Suggested by: Albert Belllera (21 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Suggested Coaching Emails

Suggested by: Matthew Jungclaus (07 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Make a filter for Prof & TA's where they can find discussion threads for a specific grading period.

Suggested by: Gianna Cumba (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Alert student before post submission that their post doesn't meet the minimum Curiosity Score

Suggested by: Molly Skjei (18 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

When opening a posts, open it on the same page instead of a new page

Suggested by: Rakeeta (17 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 02 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Allow professors to override the grades within the platform's gradebook

Suggested by: Kathryn Stegeman (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Add a filter to show posts you've sparked or responded to.

Suggested by: Packback Professor Suggestion (23 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Include rules and current debate topic information on a side panel

Suggested by: Lucia Summers (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 22 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Additional report option for only scores

Suggested by: Brook Milligan (11 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 19 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "average score" to summary statistics

Suggested by: Brook Milligan (11 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 11 May, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Add bio section to profile so that students can share information about themselves

Suggested by: Vicki (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Notification to professor when a student has been moderated 3+ times for plagiarism

Suggested by: Anne (08 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 28 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add links to profile avatar images to make it easier to access student community profiles.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (21 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 06 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration General User Experience

Add a "Request new Avatar feature" option to take in requests for new hair, features, colors, etc.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 0

Add an "Account" page, instead of having all Account options listed in dropdown menu in the top nav.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 0

Option to increase curiosity scores for peer reviewed work.

Suggested by: Karen (05 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 05 Aug, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Override Gradebook

Suggested by: RJ Malebranche (16 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 16 Mar, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Remove supporting/counter points, or change them.

Suggested by: Eli Miller (10 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 10 Mar, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Accidental Deletion of Student Post by Prof

Suggested by: Sean Egan (19 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 19 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Is it possible to have all of the posts automatically checked for plagiarism?

Suggested by: Lynn Barbee (15 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 15 Sep, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add new course subject 'tags' for additional subjects that aren't currently available for tagging.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Nov, '19 Comments: 1
Under consideration Professor Tools

Avatar Inclusivity and Password Help

Suggested by: Chris (2 days ago) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration

Easier way to find great responses

Suggested by: Isak Beck (02 Jul) Upvoted: 02 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Deep Dives - Create Tables

Suggested by: Michelle Fabiani (01 Jul) Upvoted: 01 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Mobile app for Packback users

Suggested by: Morgan (27 Jun) Upvoted: 27 Jun Comments: 0
Not planned

Add a 'praise' or highlighting method to an entire thread

Suggested by: Lea Padgett (02 Jun) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Better Previews of Questions/Reponses

Suggested by: Daniel Green (01 Jun) Upvoted: 01 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Stop removing the space between the last and second to last paragraphs

Suggested by: Ethan (27 May) Upvoted: 27 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add number of praise a student received on Learner Leaderboard

Suggested by: Grace (27 May) Upvoted: 27 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add fill-in-the-blank feature to Packback Polls

Suggested by: Grace (19 May) Upvoted: 19 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Please Consider Improving the Hyphen Suggesting in Instant Feedback

Suggested by: Junella Carla (09 May) Upvoted: 09 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add emojis to PBQ text box

Suggested by: Kristin Ptolemy (27 Apr) Upvoted: 27 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add filter to "Override All Grades" feature

Suggested by: Grace (26 Apr) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ability to organize posts/add folders

Suggested by: Gwendolyn Jackson (26 Apr) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Easier interface for selecting posts for the Curious reader digest

Suggested by: Christa Hein (18 Apr) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Photo Editing Abilities for Uploaded Pictures

Suggested by: Coco Perrier (06 Apr) Upvoted: 06 Apr Comments: 0
Not planned

Refined sourcing as an Instruct feature

Suggested by: Mallory (06 Apr) Upvoted: 06 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Optional leaderboard hiding

Suggested by: Chase (04 Apr) Upvoted: 04 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sort Leaderboard by Section

Suggested by: Carole Griffin (25 Mar) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Banner changes

Suggested by: Deborah Gerhardt (01 Mar) Upvoted: 01 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow teachers to aggregate supporting and counter points

Suggested by: Peter Demyanovich (22 Feb) Upvoted: 22 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow TAs to reassign deadlines

Suggested by: Grace (15 Feb) Upvoted: 15 Feb Comments: 0
Done

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